12 Essential Photography Accessories

If you’ve ever been to a camera store you’ll know there are tons of gadgets and accessories for photographers. It can be difficult to know what’s worth getting! Here’s a list of the essential accessories we’ve found most useful over the years.

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8 Reasons To Use A Prime Lens Why you need to give them a try!

When choosing a lens for your camera, you have two general options: primes or zooms. A prime lens covers only one focal length (e.g. 50mm), while a zoom lens covers a range of them (e.g. 24-70mm). And while that might seem to make a zoom sound like a better choice (more focal lengths for the money = better value??) there are actually a bunch of reasons to choose a prime!

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What You Need To Know About Camera Lens Filters Back to Basics

In this short video I give you a quick overview of 3 different types of filters (UV, Polarizing, and Neutral Density) and when to use them. I also show you how to find out what filter will fit your lens.

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One Month On The Road: What I’ve Learned About Photography

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Video: Instax Wide Camera Shoot-Out! Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 vs. Lomo'Instant Wide

UPDATE: We’ve created an ultimate guide to instant film which you can find here.

Click the video above to see me test out two popular Instax Wide cameras, and see how they compare!

Below you’ll find the results from our shoot-out between the Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 and the Lomo’Instant Wide. I tried to make the photos below look as close as possible to how the film looks in real life, to give you the best idea. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

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Video: How To Get Kids To Smile For A Photo And why bribery gets hilarious results.

Ok, confession. I find it challenging to get a good photo of my kids smiling at the camera. As much as I love photojournalistic images of them, sometimes I just want them to look at me with a natural smile, darnit!

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11 Tips to Improve Your Photography TODAY! How to get better photos with any camera.

Want to take better photos, like, NOW? And how about doing that without having to dig into technical settings? Even better, what if you could do all that, without needing any new gear – using whatever camera you currently own (even a smartphone?). Cool beans, right?

Today I’m going to give you 11 super-practical tips to make that happen. These are the suggestions that I’d give to someone who just picked up a camera and wants some rocking shots. BUT DON’T RUN OFF! Even if you’re more experienced with photography, these are ideas that are easy to forget, and we could all use the reminder every now and then! Let’s go!

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